Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Burbank City Hall
The controversy surrounding the new Burbank Police Commissioners is about to come up again at tomorrow’s city council meeting. Today the issue is listed as item 13 on the agenda and is described as “Reconsideration of the Police Commission Applicants,” according to the agenda forecast posted on the city of Burbank website.
At the center of this stormy drama is newly appointed Police Commissioner and civil rights activist, John Brady. Two weeks ago on June 2, the council voted 4-to-1 to reconsider the appointments of one or more commissioners after a “secret document” made them aware of Brady’s probation in connection with a DUI conviction. Since then, the council’s decision has been a popular topic of debate all over town and beyond; including on this and other blogs.
You would think an issue that a lot of people are eager to hear about would be closer to the top of the agenda, rather than hanging down at the bottom. More than likely it will be brought up by citizens during public comments, which occurs early in the meeting.
Tomorrow’s meeting is set to get underway at 6 p.m. in the council chamber at city hall. City council meetings are televised on Charter Communications channel 6 in Burbank and some other local channels as well.